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Land of authenticity
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Basqueculture.eus is an official website designed for international audiences, focusing on various aspects of Basque culture, art, creativity, heritage and language. It is a window into the culture of our land. We invite you to look through the window and explore the articles, stories and essays by the people who create and shape our culture. A project by the Etxepare Basque Institute.



A bucket list of Basque eating places

The Basque Country offers a rich variety of gastronomic experiences, from gastronomic societies and pintxo bars to cider houses, local festivals, Michelin-starred restaurants, and traditional eateries. This region is a paradise for food lovers, where each place provides a unique perspective on Basque culinary culture.

Basque musicians storm the stage Music

Basque musicians storm the stage

From historic pop and rock figures to a brilliant generation of young musicians breaking new ground: more and more bands and solo performers in the Basque Country are selling out large venues. 

Basque mythology on screen
Film and audiovisual

Basque mythology on screen

Basque mythology is being brought to life on screen through several essential titles: ´Errementari´, ´Akelarre´ or ´Irati´.

Basqueculture.eus is also a gateway for industry professionals seeking information on the audiovisual, music, art, publishing and performing arts sectors, as well as Basque heritage and language. This website will allows you to contact the main operators in these sectors.

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01. The land of the Basque language

Euskal Herria, which means ‘land of the Basque language’, is located in southern Europe, at the western end of the Pyrenees. It straddles both sides of the mountain range, through valleys and plains to the wild Cantabrian Sea. This ancient land boasts an extraordinary culture, and a language unlike any other in the world. The Basque Country, also known as Euskadi or Euskal Herria, is inclusive and welcoming, and everything is within easy reach. Having adapted to change, this modern society leads the way in Europe in terms of quality of life and sustainable development.


02. Euskara, an ancient language of unknown origin

Euskara is the oldest living language in Europe. Its origin remains a mystery and it bears no resemblance to any other family of languages. It has survived for centuries, and in so doing, the Basques have preserved a rich, unique culture. A case in point is the robust health enjoyed by the Basque art of improvised verse (bertsolaritza), a formidable force in Basque culture today. Currently, some 900,000 people speak Basque. The language also enjoys a strong presence in the educational, cultural, social and digital spheres.

Society and traditions

03. A land of authenticity

This is a land of deep roots and unique traditions, folklore, and mythology. Together with the language, they occupy a prominent place in the collective imagination. But more than just a way of interpreting the past, our heritage serves as a basis on which to forge our future. Ours is a modern land where tradition and modernity live together in harmony.